What is Pentecostal Theology?

Posted by Jim Price in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

What is Pentecostal Theology? Now that there are millions of pentecostals worldwide and who serve the Lord under many different political systems as well as under several economic systems; it seems to me that pentecostal theology is as big as the world itself and as wide as the thousands of issues that mankind must face as he tries to build the kingdom of God on earth. We might ask why are so many pentecostals against universal health care, when Jesus healed all those that were sick. Why haven’t we found a way to bring healing to a larger number of people? When I worked in the Oral Roberts healing meetings there was no price put on healing nor a prerequisite.
The next time you are in a group of pentecostals; listen and see if you hear any vision for the local church or the local community or if there is a concept of the common good which seemed to be expressed often by our Lord. See if anyone has building blocks to build or notice if there are only wrecking bars in their hands?

25 Comments

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Are we comparing universal health care to Devine Healing as people approach a Living and Loving God, Saviour, and Lord?

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Jim Price

    Only in the sense that Jesus seemed to include everyone. I would be reluctant to send everyone into the modern health care system because so many come away worst and in debt. My concern here is that there has been no in depth discussion by pentecostals on how to take care of the millions of sick folk in our generation nor have we talked about the hundreds of thousands of prisoners in the U S or the millions worldwide that need a different kind of justice.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    WE ARE Pentecostal Theology pentecostaltheology.com

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Charles Page

    Jim – you been spammed

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I say introduce them to Christ and then pray the prayer of faith.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Why haven’t we found a way to bring healing to a larger number of people?

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Us, and them.
    Not just our faith and obedience, not just them and their faith, and obedience.

    Each one doing their part working together.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    David I think Jim means like a whole city or at least a whole hospital

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I personally call hospitals “satan’s seat”.

    When a hospital is larger than a church I (personally) don’t like it.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    The hospital is The church of many chaplains I know

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I am not saying it is not used by God or (A) place for healing.
    I just don’t (personally) believe it is God’s Original intent.

    I am working on a topic (fleshing it out) on surgery used to remove illnesses verses the healing brought about by the prayer of faith.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Ricky Grimsley

    Cant we see hospitals as God’s mercy….keeping people alive till they are reached by the gospel? Im sure none of us Pentecostals would go to the hospital if faced with death? Its just science people. Yes they make mistakes and kill people and rob people of their cash…. Sounds like a religion to me. Some doctors doing good and some just treating the symptoms to make money.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    The Red Cross sure saw them that way

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I said (I personally).
    And I am allowed that.
    I have Chaplin friends, and they are doing a great work. I have friends, family, and church members in the medical field, God uses them and God bless them.

    What did those that “”suffered”” my things at the hands of Physicians finally do?
    Turned To Jesus,
    What about those that spent all they had with doctors?
    Turned to Jesus.

    I go for God’s original intent first, not second as some.

    And I am ALLOWED that, just as they are allowed their path.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Let’s take a quote from Smith Wigglesworth,

    He said, “if you treat cancer as anything other than an invading demonic spirit/force, you lose the battle”.

    History shows more times than once that he was used by God and correct.

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    Ricky Grimsley

    So do you pray for God to heal your eyes so you wont have to wear glasses our optometrists ok?

  • Reply July 28, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I have, and I do.
    My eyes are not a finished work as of yet, and doctors will not be the one to give the final healing, God will be.

    My brother (if you can believe it), without healed eyes seeing 20/600 I drove for 18 months, through 4 states without my glasses or contacts, and never had and issue.
    I would go through license check points and they could not tell I did not have 20/20. They also never asked – glory be to God.
    People would ride with me just to see things happen. I could not see the traffic or cars I would (feel them) coming. I would pull up to blind intersections, the passengers would tell me it was clear. I would tell them no there was a (I would name the model make, and color of vehicle as well as which way it was approaching) and wait a few seconds. They would be amazed. My father-in-law got so used to it he would let me drive his fully restored classic 72 El Camino when he would not let anyone else drive it.

    So my brother, are you questioning Paul’s trust in God,
    Galatians 4:14-16
    And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

    I will not even bring up the thorn in the flesh that he had which may or may not have been the eye issue.

    By the way, here is a question for you
    With God healing Paul’s eyes in Acts 9:18
    And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

    Why was he having an issue with the same exact organs now?

  • Reply July 29, 2016

    Jim Price

    David, your last question is very germane to the larger question in this discussion. Another question is; how can we bring about a higher level of wellness in the body of Christ? Here and there within christendom there are churches that have seminars to teach christians how to stay healthy. Although there are exceptions like your eyes and or Paul’s that must come under a different remedy.

  • Reply July 29, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Jim
    My previous reply was for Ricky.

    Now respectfully,
    In my estimation, IF we are giving exceptions and saying we must come under a different remedy, then we are still missing it and do not have the complete and total mind of God for this.

    Remember some healings of Jesus were limited by
    lack of faith,
    little faith,
    had to be removed from the city,
    limited by doubt and unbelief,
    some as they went,
    and one in particular was touched by Jesus`s hand twice before he saw men as men and not trees.

  • Reply July 31, 2016

    James L Alldredge

    Pentecostal theology is the interpretation of faith and practice that emphasizes the continuing ministry of the Spirit through the body of Christ, to the world. Healing is one aspect of the ministry of the Spirit which demonstrates the real time compassion of the Lord for those who are suffering. Our interest in healing is often compassion less and therefore the Spirit does not honor it. We also make a mistake when we attempt to “specialize” in healing instead of preaching the gospel

  • Reply July 31, 2016

    Charles Page

    in the 70’s I heard the SO tell the ministers in a meeting that the health insurance provider was considering covering TN ministers because their health care provisions exceeded the premiums paid by the ministers. They said for a Pentecostal Church believing in healing they sure needed health care provision!!!

    Do pastors practice the faith healing they preach?

  • Reply July 31, 2016

    James L Alldredge

    Is James 5:13-20 a prescription or proscription? Suggestion or command? If a command then the use of everything from Advil to doctors and hospitals is in rebellion against the word

  • Reply July 31, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    James L Alldredge
    Some theologians and commentators say that (anointing them with oil) is not only praying as the church does but adding medicine as the Good Samaritan did.
    My point was in which order do we do that, medicine then God, or God then medicine.
    God should be our director of our actions not an after-thought.

  • Reply November 14, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    What is it indeed?

  • Reply May 11, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Now that’s a good question. Anyone?

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